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Notes on Plot Threads

 

Hi again.

Thought about giving notes on the plot threads in the Archmage series. Almost every major event in the story doesn’t happen for no reason at all. If they do, the actions of our protagonist result in consequences. Just like in real life.

 

 

There are several plot threads running through the story though we are necessarily constrained by the fact that we perceive Adar and the actions of other characters from the main character’s point of view. His observations and conclusion may not be correct nor accurate. The reader is encouraged to form his own assumptions based on what he had read.

The obvious plot thread is the quest to be Adar’s guardian. Which again may not appear to be as straightforward as it appears. Book One already has our main character thinking about the dots and how they are connected.

Clues about the other plot threads are already in the initial story. And these may conflict with each other. Even Hal, the entity in search of an independent existence, may have its own programmed purposes. No spoilers yet, I hope.

Given the characters, factions, and pantheons involved in the story, I wanted a story that can try to be immersive as much as it can be. Thinking about how events and incidents in the tale are connected to which plot thread could be engaging.

I do hope you have enjoyed or are enjoying the story.

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Archmage Notes: a matter of perspective

The story is presented from the perspective of the main character.

However, convention is followed by showing his experiences and views from a third party point of view. His thoughts however are given in the first person (in italics). They are his own personal thoughts anyway.

In the same manner, his discussions with the entity known as Hal are also shown in the same way.  At least until such time the entity gains an autonomous and independent existence.

Using this manner of presenting the character’s story gives the reader the opportunity to make his own conclusions as to the choices made by Tyler in his journey. Our view of the world where he finds himself  is through his eyes. His own observations, views, and opinions in the course of the story are his own and may not be necessarily right. We may disagree with him and at times, find his decisions stupid or short-sighted.

He is human after all.

It does result in a unique reading experience for each and every reader. Which is how it should be.

 

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Introduction to Virus in the Player: A LitRPG Satire

VIRUS IN THE PLAYER: A LitRPG SATIRE
https://royalroadl.com/fiction/13817/virus-in-the-player-a-litrpg-satire

On-going web serialized novel.

 

 

BEFORE YOU READ ON. DO NOTE. THIS IS LIGHT SATIRE.

No insult or denigration or anything remotely similar is intended. To anybody, LIVING OR DEAD. This is a work of fiction. That done, here’s the blurb.

A new gaming rig. A new game. Mark was excited. The newest version of Boner the Barbarian. The sixth version. Unfortunately, he didn’t concern himself with the manual. He never did. He did well in Boner I to V without it anyway. That was a mistake. A HUGE mistake.

P.S. Wanted to name it BONER THE BARBARIAN but somebody whacked me with the newspaper

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Introduction to Manus Dei

MANUS DEI
The Hand of God.
https://royalroadl.com/fiction/13438/manus-dei

On-going web serialized novel.

 

 

An angelic science fiction and demonic dark fantasy romp through present-day Earth.

With assault rifles. Sniper rifles. A tank or two. Grenades. Drones. Pulse beam machine guns. Longswords. Bastard swords. Axes. Weirdly named gear. Transport thingies. And don’t forget the creepy-crawlies.

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Manus Dei. The Hand of God.

Compassion and kindness coupled with just and righteous judgment.

The Seals of the Apocalypse are being opened one by one.

Now, Hell is on Earth. The balance for the Final Battle is starting to tilt in favor of the Infernal Realms.

For some members of the legions of the Heavenly Host, the situation is intolerable. Not to act is to lose to the Enemy the Creator’s divine spark as gifted to men. Not to act is to hasten humanity’s descent to Hell.

But to act is to accept voluntary exile on Earth and lose the grace of angelic divinity. For a few, both the chance to delay the Enemy and give time for humanity to gain salvation are worth the sacrifice.

This is their story.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

No disrespect is meant to any religion, military unit, government or officially not-a-government agency, black ops group, corporation, sinister cabal, or any other person or entity, whether known or still secret. This is but a work of literary fiction and imagination.